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If you were asked when the best time to get dentures is, would you know how to answer that question? Unless you’re a dentist, probably not. But even in a world where implants are readily available, there are a lot of use cases where dentures are a good option.

Today, we’re going to look at the best times to get dentures, when you’d need them and why you may need dentures instead of implants.

Major tooth loss
If you’ve lost the majority or all of your teeth, then dentures are a really good option to restore your smile. Losing just one or two teeth can usually be fixed with dental implants or bridges. The problem is that if you’ve lost more than a few teeth, you may not have sufficient jaw health to support implants as your tooth replacement.

Dentures, however, sit right over your gums and don’t impact your jaw health. When you visit our practice, Dr. Richard Mantoan and our team can help determine if you’ve had too much tooth loss to support implants.

Oral health problems
If you lost your teeth due to oral health problems, such as gum disease, then it may be tougher to replace your teeth with dental implants. When you get your dentures, even though they are false teeth, you will still need to clean them like your real ones. If not, you can end up with the same oral health problems you had with your real teeth.

Regardless of what type of tooth replacement process you decide to go with, our dentists is happy to help restore your smile to its optimal health. For more information, or to schedule an appointment to receive your dentures in Flossmoor, Illinois, call Southland Smiles today at 708-794-4253.